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The Skinny On Sugar Substitutes

The scoop on just how addictive, detrimental, and sneaky sugar can be

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The Skinny On Sugar Substitutes // sugar packets c Kurt Wilson

Kurt Wilson

Once upon a time, sugar alternatives (what are these?) were heralded as the slim solution. But according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in 2011, products that contain these sweeteners can be linked to an expanding waist size. One possible reason, says researcher Sharon Fowler, M.P.H.: These pseudo sugars trick your body into some of the same responses the real thing produces. But some sweeteners are better than others. See how five popular subs stack up. (Video: The Worst Sweet Drinks)

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